Danny Boy's is a neighborhood, Rat Pack–themed Italian foodery with walls covered in records and photos of Frank Sinatra. Start a meal with garlic bread with cheese ($6.99) while perusing a classic Italian menu, which features salads, woogie melts, Rat Pack pizza starters, and more. The Hammy Davis Jr. stuffs sliced ham, ricotta, feta, fresh basil, tomatoes, house Italian dressing, cheddar, and crumbled bleu cheese into a baked doughy monument ($7.99). Frank's appetizer pizza pie is wall-to-wall EVOO, pepperoni, cheese, black olives, tomatoes, ricotta, and Italian spices ($8.99), and a plain cheese pizza ($9.99/six piece) can be customized with toppings, such as mushrooms, pineapple, and Canadian bacon. Uptown toppings, such as meatballs, artichoke hearts, and grilled shrimp ($1.50–$7.50) turn any standard disc into a visually stimulating feast.
Named Best Gourmet Pizza in 2010 by Cleveland Magazine, Angelo's Pizza's experienced dough-flingers conjure pies with freshly made sauce and crust alongside other Italian eats. Pizza incarnations range from the basic original with choice of toppings ($8.19+) to pies of a more radical aesthetic, such as the chicken mac 'n' cheese ($12.95–$22.25) and Acapulco barbecue chicken with pineapple and cinnamon ($12.95–$22.25). Pasta seekers can revel in spaghetti, cavatelli, penne, or fettuccini with veggie or meat toppings ($6.99–$12.29), ideal for satisfying midmeal urges to jump rope. The drink menu boasts local brews such as Great Lakes Dortmunder, as well as whites, reds, and soft drinks. Committed to customer service, Angelo's insists that patrons not 100% pleased with their eats get a replacement dish or a credit for their next visit.
Maxi's Ristorante serves up authentic Italian food for the residents of Cleveland. The restaurant has a casual but upbeat ambiance with two levels for patrons to enjoy. The upstairs will seat 50 or so people and can be reserved for special occasions. They also have a garden patio area that offers an amazing view of the Little Italy area. Maxi’s is perfect for enjoying a relaxing dinner with friends and serves lunch and dinner daily. The lunch menu is highly diverse and includes mussels, calamari, goat cheese ravioli, Italian sausage and margherita pizza, just to name a few. The dinner menu will wow you with delicious favorites like little neck clams, veal scallopini marsala, and New York strip steak. The pasta dishes are really something to write home about and include penne pasta carbonara, cavatelli with meat balls, and farfalle pasta. The pizza menu is also quite extensive and includes smoked salmon pizza. Maxi’s has specials on food and drinks daily.
While travelers from nearby Cleveland Hopkins International Airport enjoy Pasta Lear's Pizzeria and Deli's lunch six days a week, they aren't the only ones. When the auxiliary bishop of Cleveland, Roger Gries, visited Pasta Lear's Pizzeria and Deli in 2007, he was so impressed with the cuisine that he wrote a letter telling the owners that their linguine with clams in a white sauce was one of the best renditions of the dish he had ever tasted?even when compared to the times he ate the dish in Rome. Pasta Lear's still serves up this dish, with white or red sauce, plus other pastas, corned beef sandwiches, spinach salads, wraps, creative pizzas with such toppings as hot peppers stuffed with italian sausage. In addition to their local and international catering services, their private dining room is also available for rehearsal dinners, showers, and parties.
Mama Santa Restaurant Pizzeria is family owned and operated and is said to be Cleveland’s best pizza place, featuring made-fresh-daily homemade Sicilian cuisine. Guido Scaffidi, a World War II veteran and prisoner of war, and his wife, Nancy, a hairdresser, established Mama Santa’s in 1961 after moving to the U.S. from Sicily. Mama Santa features a full menu of traditional Sicilian fare, including pizzas with all kinds of toppings, salads, pastas and more. Look to their 'Special Combinations' menu for classic Italian favorites like chicken parmigiana, chicken cacciatore and steak dinners. Mama Santa has been the recipient of numerous awards, including 2007 Best Cheap Eats Award and 2007 Best Italian Food Award. This casual pizzaria, located in a historic, century-old building offers a cozy environment for enjoying good eats in Cleveland.
Pizzazz On the Circle is a highly rated Italian restaurant in University Heights, OH that offers calzones, pizzas, sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads and more, and is one of the most popular pizza eateries in the region. The prices for most of the menu options at Pizzazz are affordable and there are several unique dishes available such as the chicken sausage sub, the Pizzazz sub with salami, ham and capicola, and more. Catering is available for parties or groups at affordable prices and the restaurant is located across the street from John Carroll University. The restaurant is almost always busy as a result of its local popularity and patronage from college students, but others who are looking for a great pizza or Italian entree at a low price should stop into Pizzazz for a delicious meal in a relaxing setting.